Privacy Policy

Latest Update: July 18, 2023

By accessing or using the Services in any capacity, you agree to the conditions of this Statement. We urge you to scrutinize this Statement meticulously to understand our practices pertaining to your information. For any inquiries about these practices, feel free to reach us at privacy@healthtreatise.com.

Introduction

Brief about Goldman Wilhelm LLC and its commitment to privacy. Goldman Wilhelm LLC (“the Company,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) owns and operates the Health Treatise and Mundane Health websites. We are a forward-thinking health publishing company, committed to providing our users (“you” or “your”) with trustworthy, research-based, health and wellness content. Our primary objective is to empower you with knowledge and resources that will help you navigate your health journey effectively. We value the trust you place in us by sharing your personal data when using our services, and we take this responsibility very seriously. At Goldman Wilhelm LLC, our commitment to privacy extends beyond mere compliance with the law. We believe that privacy is a fundamental right, and we’ve made it a core value of our business operations.

Our privacy practices are grounded in the principles of transparency, control, and security. We are committed to keeping you informed about the data we collect, why we collect it, and how we use it. It is also our duty to ensure that you have control over your personal information. This includes the right to access, correct, delete, and restrict how we use your data. Our commitment to privacy also means we take stringent measures to protect your data. We deploy robust security systems and follow industry best practices to safeguard your information from unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction.

Please be assured that we never sell your personal information. Any data sharing activities are done strictly in accordance with this privacy policy, and only when necessary to provide our services or comply with the law. We encourage you to read this privacy policy in full to understand our data practices. Your use of our websites and our services signifies your acceptance of this policy. If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy practices, please feel free to reach out to us at privacy@healthtreatise.com. Remember, your privacy matters to us just as much as it does to you.

Websites covered by this policy. This Privacy Policy is applicable to the websites operated by Goldman Wilhelm LLC, specifically, www.healthtreatise.com and www.mundanehealth.com (collectively referred to as the “Websites”). The terms “user,” “you,” and “your” refer to visitors, users, and others who access or use the Websites. Please note that the Websites may contain links to third-party websites, products, or services that are not owned or controlled by Goldman Wilhelm LLC. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of those third-party websites or services. We cannot control, and are not responsible for, the privacy policies and practices of third parties.

When you leave our Websites and visit a third-party site, you are subject to that site’s privacy policy and terms and conditions. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every website that you visit to understand their privacy practices. Further, any information you submit to a third-party website or service is governed by their privacy policy and not this Privacy Policy. We are not responsible for the information you choose to submit to these entities or their use of your information.

By accessing and using our Websites, you accept the terms outlined in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with our practices, please refrain from using our Websites. Your continued use of the Websites following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy constitutes your acceptance of those changes.

Importance and acceptance of the Privacy Policy. Your privacy is of utmost importance to Goldman Wilhelm LLC. This Privacy Policy has been developed to explain how we collect, use, disclose, and safeguard your personal information when you visit our websites, Health Treatise and Mundane Health. It is designed to assist you in making informed decisions when using our websites and our services.

By accessing or using our websites, you are acknowledging that you have read, understood, and accepted the practices outlined in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your remedy is to discontinue use of our websites.

This Privacy Policy is incorporated by reference into our Terms of Use, and by accepting this Privacy Policy, you are also agreeing to abide by the Terms of Use. The Privacy Policy and Terms of Use constitute a binding agreement between you and Goldman Wilhelm LLC.

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time. If we make significant changes, we will provide a more prominent notice, which could include email notification or notification through our websites. Your continued use of our websites after such modifications will constitute your acknowledgment of the modified policy and agreement to abide and be bound by the modified policy.

Your use of our websites and services, and any dispute over privacy, is subject to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use, including limitations on damages, resolution of disputes, and application of the law of the state of Illinois.

Definitions

Definitions of key terms used throughout the policy.

In the context of this Privacy Policy, the following terms have the meanings set out below:

  1. “Personal Information”: This refers to any information that identifies, relates to, describes, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular individual or household. It may include, but is not limited to, names, email addresses, postal addresses, phone numbers, IP addresses, and other identifying information.
  2. “Non-Personal Information”: This term refers to information that does not personally identify an individual. It may include, but is not limited to, information about your device, browser, operating system, and aggregated data that tracks user activity in a generalized, non-identifiable manner.
  3. “Processing”: This refers to any operation or set of operations performed on personal data or sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination, or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure, or destruction.
  4. “Cookies”: These are small data files stored on your device that help us improve our websites and your experience, see which areas and features of our websites are popular, and count visits.
  5. “Web Beacons”: Also known as pixel tags or clear GIFs, these are electronic images that may be used on our websites or in our emails to deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage, and campaign effectiveness, and determine whether an email has been opened and acted upon.
  6. “Third-party”: This term refers to any entity other than Goldman Wilhelm LLC, Health Treatise, Mundane Health, or the user. It includes companies that provide services to us or on our behalf, advertisers, and other partners.
  7. “Service Providers”: These are entities that perform functions on our behalf. They have access to, and may collect, store, and process your personal data as part of their duties.
  8. “User Content”: This refers to all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, tags, or other materials you may generate, transmit or share through our websites.

Information We Gather

Overview of types of information gathered. As part of offering and providing customizable and personalized services, Goldman Wilhelm LLC, through our websites, Health Treatise and Mundane Health, collects information in several ways from different parts of our websites. Here is a broad overview of the types of information we gather:

  1. Personal Information: Personal Information is data that can be used to uniquely identify or contact a single person. When you register, subscribe, create an account, make a purchase or at other times, we may collect a variety of information, including your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, contact preferences, and credit card information.
  2. Non-Personal Information: We also collect data in a form that does not, on its own, permit direct association with any specific individual. We may collect, use, transfer, and disclose non-personal information for any purpose. This information may include demographic information detailing the geographic distribution of our users, the industries our users are involved in, and other similar non-identifying statistics.
  3. Automatically Collected Information: When you visit our websites, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse our websites, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to our websites, and information about how you interact with our websites.
  4. Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies: As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information to analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movements around the site, gather demographic information about our user base as a whole, and better tailor our services to our users’ needs.
  5. User Content: We also collect and store content that you post to the websites, such as comments, photos, and reviews. This content is considered public and is not subject to the protections of this Privacy Policy.

Please remember that any information you disclose becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your information in a submission.

Each of these types of information is used differently, as explained later in this Privacy Policy. It’s important to remember that you have control over the information you share with us and can choose not to share certain information, though it might impact your use of certain features of our websites.

Information You Provide to Us

User-provided information and how it is collected. As part of our operation of the Health Treatise and Mundane Health websites, we collect various types of information directly from you, our users. The circumstances under which you may provide us information can be broadly summarized as follows:

  1. Registration and Account Information: When you register to use our websites or create an account with us, we may ask for certain information such as your name, email address, postal address, telephone number, and preferences for receiving communications from us. You may also be asked to create a username and password.
  2. Transactional Information: If you make purchases through our websites, such as buying subscription services or health literature, we will collect your transaction information. This typically includes your billing address and other payment-related information.
  3. Communications: When you communicate with us via forms, email, or otherwise, we collect the information you provide during these interactions. This includes feedback, questions, comments, suggestions, and other messages you direct to us.
  4. Content Contributions: When you contribute content on our websites, like posting comments, reviews, participating in community discussions, or sharing personal health experiences or stories, we collect the information contained in those contributions. Note that these contributions are usually publicly visible.
  5. Survey and Contest Information: If you participate in surveys, contests, or promotions, we collect the information you submit during your participation.
  6. Health Information: Where appropriate, with your explicit consent, we may collect health-related information from you to provide specific advice or services.

When you provide information to us through these channels, it helps us enhance and personalize our services, communicate with you effectively, respond to your requests, process transactions, and improve the overall user experience on our websites.

In addition, please note that we rely on a number of legal reasons and permissions (“legal bases”) to process data, including with your consent, a balancing of legitimate interests, necessity to enter into and perform contracts, and compliance with legal obligations, for a variety of purposes described below.

Health information and special precautions. Goldman Wilhelm LLC is acutely aware of the sensitive nature of health-related information. If and when we collect health information on our Health Treatise and Mundane Health websites, we take extra precautions to protect and handle this information with the utmost respect for your privacy.

  1. Explicit Consent: We will not collect health-related information without your explicit consent. Before we collect this type of information, we will clearly explain to you what information we are collecting and how we plan to use it. You have the right to decline to provide this information.
  2. Minimum Necessary Rule: We adhere to the ‘Minimum Necessary Rule’ when it comes to the collection of health-related information. This means we only collect health information that is pertinent to the advice or service being provided. We avoid collecting unnecessary health-related information.
  3. Secure Storage and Transmission: We use stringent security measures to protect the health-related information we collect. This includes encryption technologies and secure servers to store your information. We also take precautions in transmitting the data, and only to those who need to know the information to perform their job responsibilities.
  4. Sharing with Third Parties: We do not share your health-related information with third parties unless it is necessary to provide the services you have requested and we have obtained your explicit consent. Even in these circumstances, we ensure the third party has adequate measures in place to protect your information.
  5. Retention: We only retain health-related information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. After this period, we will securely erase your health-related information.
  6. Your Rights: You have certain rights related to your health-related information. You can request access to your health information, correct inaccuracies, restrict processing, transfer information to another provider, withdraw consent, and request the deletion of your health-related information.

Please note that in certain circumstances, legal, regulatory, or ethical requirements may override these rights, and we may have to continue processing your health information or may not be able to comply with your request to erase health information.

Communications and interactions with us. Your communication and interactions with us are important and form a vital part of the relationship between Goldman Wilhelm LLC, operating the Health Treatise and Mundane Health websites, and you, our valued user. In this regard, we outline the various modes of communication, the information we collect during these interactions, and how this information is used.

  1. General Communications: Whether it’s a question, feedback, or an issue you’re facing, when you contact us via email, online forms, social media, or other means, we collect information you voluntarily provide to us. This may include your name, contact details, and the content of the communication. We use this information to respond to your queries, resolve issues, and improve our services.
  2. Transactional Communications: When you make a purchase, register for an account, or subscribe to a newsletter, we send transactional communications related to these activities. This may include receipts, order confirmations, account setup details, and subscription confirmation. These communications are typically required to fulfill our contractual obligations to you.
  3. Marketing Communications: With your permission, we may send you communications about new features, services, offers, promotions, and other news about Health Treatise and Mundane Health. You can opt-out of receiving marketing communications from us at any time by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in these communications or contacting us at privacy@healthtreatise.com.
  4. Service Notifications: We may send you notifications about changes in our services, security alerts, technical notices, updates on policy changes, and administrative messages. These are often necessary to ensure the smooth operation of our services and maintain the security of your account.
  5. User Surveys and Feedback: From time to time, we may invite you to participate in user surveys or provide feedback on our services. Participation is entirely voluntary, and any information collected will be used to improve our services and understand our user base better.
  6. Public Forums: Our websites may offer publicly accessible blogs, community forums, or comment sections. Please be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them.

Our use of the information obtained through your communications and interactions with us is based on the legal grounds of contract execution (where your information is required to fulfill a service), legitimate interests (where we use your information to provide better services), and consent (where you have agreed to the use of your information, for example, for marketing communications).

Please note, while we strive to protect your information, no mode of communication over the internet is entirely secure. We encourage you to exercise caution when sharing sensitive information.

Information We Collect Automatically

Information collected via technology (cookies, web beacons, log files). As with most modern websites, Goldman Wilhelm LLC, through its Health Treatise and Mundane Health websites, collects certain information automatically through various technological means. This information helps us understand our user base, improve user experience, maintain the functionality and security of our websites, and deliver targeted advertising. This section describes the main technologies we use and the information they collect.

  1. Cookies: Cookies are small text files stored on your device when you visit our websites. They help us remember your preferences, understand how you use our websites, enhance security, and deliver targeted advertising. We use both session cookies (which disappear when you close your browser) and persistent cookies (which remain until you delete them or they expire).
  2. Web Beacons: Also known as pixels or tracking pixels, web beacons are tiny, transparent images embedded in our website and emails. They help us track user activities on our website, measure the effectiveness of our advertising, and determine whether an email has been opened and acted upon.
  3. Log Files: Log files record actions occurring on the website and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks. This data helps us analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
  4. Analytical Tools: We use various analytical tools like Google Analytics to understand how our users interact with our websites. These tools provide data about your activities, such as the pages you visit, the time spent on these pages, the links you click on, the searches you make, and other information about your behavior on our websites.
  5. Social Media Widgets: Our websites may include social media features, such as the Facebook “like” button and widgets, such as the “share this” button. These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. These features are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our site.

Please note that the use of these technologies by third-party service providers is not covered by our Privacy Policy. We do not have access or control over these third-party technologies.

You have the right to reject cookies by changing the settings on your browser, but please be aware that this may affect the functionality of our websites. Some third parties may provide you with ways to choose not to have your information collected or used for targeted advertising. For more information, please see the section “Your Rights and Choices.”

Analytics information. At Goldman Wilhelm LLC, and on our Health Treatise and Mundane Health websites, we utilize a variety of analytical tools to collect, process, and analyze data. This information helps us understand how users interact with our sites, allowing us to continually improve our content and provide a more tailored, enriching user experience. Here, we detail the kind of analytics information we gather and how it is used:

  1. User Analytics: We collect data about how users access and navigate our websites. This may include information like the number of users visiting our websites, the pages visited, the duration of each visit, the path taken through our sites, the links clicked, and the searches made. It also includes details about when and how often users visit, and from which geographical regions they access our websites.
  2. Device and Browser Information: We collect information about the device and browser used to access our sites. This includes data like the type of device (e.g., desktop, mobile), the operating system, the browser type, the device’s IP address, and the device’s screen resolution and language settings. This information aids us in ensuring that our websites function correctly across various devices and browsers.
  3. Referral Information: We track information about the external source from which users are directed to our websites. This could be from a link on another website, a search engine, a social media platform, or an email campaign. Understanding these referral sources helps us identify where our traffic comes from and informs our marketing strategies.
  4. Performance Metrics: We monitor performance metrics to ensure that our websites are operating efficiently and to identify any areas that may need improvement. These metrics include the load time of our pages, any errors experienced by users, and the response times of our servers.
  5. Conversion Tracking: For our advertising and marketing campaigns, we track conversions — the actions that we want users to take on our sites. This could be subscribing to a newsletter, making a purchase, or signing up for an event. Conversion tracking helps us measure the effectiveness of our campaigns.

We employ several third-party analytics tools, such as Google Analytics, to help us collect and analyze this data. These third-party tools will have their own privacy policies, which we recommend you review.

The data collected for analytics is usually aggregated and de-identified, meaning it doesn’t contain information that directly identifies you. The use of this data is based on our legitimate business interest in understanding our users’ behavior, preferences, and trends to improve our websites.

Please note that you have rights in relation to your personal data. For more information, refer to the section titled “Your Rights and Choices”.

Device and connection information, including IP addresses. In our commitment to provide a seamless user experience and ensure the secure operation of Health Treatise and Mundane Health, Goldman Wilhelm LLC collects certain information related to your device and internet connection. The purpose of this section is to outline the specifics of the device and connection information we collect, including your Internet Protocol (IP) address.

  1. Device Information: When you access our websites, we may automatically collect specific information about your device, which allows us to optimize our services for different device types. This information can include the device type (e.g., smartphone, tablet, desktop), the operating system and its version (e.g., iOS, Android, Windows, Mac OS), the browser type and version (e.g., Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer), the device manufacturer, and the model.
  2. Connection Information: Details about your internet connection are also collected to enhance our services and the performance of our websites. This includes your network service provider, the network type (e.g., WiFi, 4G, 5G), the connection speed, and any connection errors or disruptions that may occur while you are accessing our sites.
  3. IP Addresses: Every device connected to the internet is assigned an Internet Protocol (IP) address. When you visit our websites, we may collect your IP address. Your IP address can provide information about the general geographical location from which you are accessing our sites but typically does not identify you personally. We use IP addresses for several purposes, including to diagnose and resolve issues with our servers, study user behavior and traffic patterns, control website access, and deliver or restrict content based on geographical location.
  4. Geolocation Information: In some cases, we may use IP addresses along with other device or connection information to estimate your more specific geographical location. We may use this information to provide location-specific content or to comply with location-based restrictions under applicable laws.

We store and process this information in a manner that maintains the security of your data. It’s essential to note that we do not use this information to identify you personally, but rather to improve our website performance, enhance user experience, maintain website security, and comply with legal requirements.

Finally, we remind you that as a user, you have specific rights and choices concerning your data. Please refer to the “Your Rights and Choices” section of this policy for more information.

Information on user interaction with the site. Goldman Wilhelm LLC, the company that owns and operates Health Treatise and Mundane Health, collects and analyzes information about how users interact with our websites. This enables us to improve the quality of our content, optimize website features, and tailor our offerings to the preferences and behaviors of our users. This section of the privacy policy details the types of user interaction data we collect and how we use that information.

  1. Activity Information: We collect data on how you interact with our websites, including the pages you visit, the length of time spent on those pages, the links or advertisements you click, the content you view, download or share, the comments or feedback you provide, and the searches you make.
  2. Entry and Exit Points: We track the first page you visit when you come to our site (entry point) and the last page you visit before leaving (exit point). This helps us understand user navigation patterns and improve the website’s layout and flow.
  3. User Behavior: We also collect data on how users scroll, click, hover, or otherwise interact with our websites’ pages. This provides insights into user behavior and preferences, aiding us in our continuous effort to improve user experience.
  4. User Contributions: If you participate in interactive features of our websites, such as forums, comments, reviews, or ratings, we collect the data you provide in these contributions.

We use the data gathered from user interactions to optimize the websites’ functionalities, tailor our content to users’ preferences, improve the site’s navigation and user interface, create more engaging content, monitor and protect the site’s security, and better understand our users and their needs.

The collection and use of user interaction information are conducted in compliance with the applicable legal and regulatory requirements. All the data is aggregated and anonymized to ensure that it doesn’t lead to the identification of individual users, except where a user has provided explicit consent or where it is necessary for the provision of a specific service.

Finally, please refer to the “Your Rights and Choices” section of this policy for more information on your privacy rights, including the right to access, correct, delete, or object to the use of your data.

Information We Collect from Other Sources

Publicly available data. Goldman Wilhelm LLC, the owner and operator of Health Treatise and Mundane Health, might collect and use information that is publicly available or accessible in the public domain. This section of our Privacy Policy discusses how we handle such information.

  1. Sources of Publicly Available Data: Publicly available data can be obtained from a variety of sources, including but not limited to, public databases, government records, public posts on social media, publications in various media outlets, and information available on the internet. Such information could be related to your professional profile, affiliations, or public activities.
  2. Types of Information Collected: The publicly available information we collect could include your name, address, email address, telephone number, employment history, academic qualifications, public posts, comments, reviews, and other data that you have made publicly available or are accessible in the public domain.
  3. Usage of Publicly Available Data: The publicly available information that we collect is used to augment the data we have, to provide, maintain, protect, and improve our services, and to develop new ones. This might include using such information to personalize and enhance your experience using our websites, verify identity and prevent fraud, provide customer service, or conduct analytics and measurement to understand how our services are used.
  4. Respecting Your Privacy: While the data is publicly available, we respect your privacy rights and adhere to all applicable laws and regulations concerning the use of such information. We do not process publicly available data in a way that infringes upon your rights or freedoms. If you have made data about yourself public and you later decide to retract it, you can contact us at privacy@healthtreatise.com to request its removal from our databases. Please note that we can only delete data that is within our control.
  5. Data Protection: We employ robust security measures to protect the publicly available information we collect from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. These measures include encryption, access controls, and secure storage systems.

Please refer to the “Your Rights and Choices” section of this policy for more information on your privacy rights, including the right to access, correct, delete, or object to the processing of your data.

Information from third-party services. As part of Goldman Wilhelm LLC’s operations, including our Health Treatise and Mundane Health websites, we may collect information from third-party services. This section of our Privacy Policy explains our practices related to this type of data collection.

  1. Purpose for Collection: Our aim is to enhance our services, provide you with more personalized content and a better user experience. Gathering information from third-party services allows us to understand our users better, their preferences, and how they interact with our services.
  2. Types of Third-Party Services: We may collect information from various third-party services such as social media platforms (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn), other websites, apps, advertising networks, and providers of demographic and interest data. We may also use third-party service providers for analytics, advertising, payment processing, and other services, which may share information with us.
  3. Types of Information Collected: The information we collect may include but is not limited to personal details, contact information, professional details, user behavior data, user preferences, and social media activity. The exact nature of the information we collect depends on the third-party service and the permissions you have given them to share your information.
  4. User Consent and Control: We collect information from third-party services based on your consent and preferences set with these services. You have the right to control what information these third-party services share with us by adjusting your privacy settings on these platforms. Please review their respective privacy policies for more information.
  5. Security and Privacy: Any data we receive from third-party services is treated with the same stringent security measures and privacy practices as data collected directly by us. We employ robust security measures to protect this information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.
  6. Limitation of Liability: While we commit to the above principles, we cannot control or be held liable for the privacy practices of the third-party services we receive data from. We advise you to review the privacy policies of these third-party services to understand their data collection and sharing practices.
  7. Data Protection: If you have any questions or concerns about our use of information from third-party services, you can contact us at privacy@healthtreatise.com.

How We Use Your Information

Providing, maintaining, and improving the services. In this section of the Privacy Policy for Health Treatise and Mundane Health, we outline how Goldman Wilhelm LLC uses the collected information to provide, maintain, and enhance the services we offer.

  1. Service Provision and Maintenance: We use your information to provide the services you’ve requested, respond to your queries, troubleshoot problems, and ensure the functionality of our platforms. This includes using the information you provide to us to verify your account, facilitate posts, comments, or other interactions within the platform, and fulfill your requests for certain features or services.
  2. Service Improvement: In our constant efforts to improve your user experience, we use your information to understand user behavior and preferences. By analyzing how you interact with our sites, what services you use, and how you use them, we can refine and expand our offerings, making them more valuable and user-friendly.
  3. Content Customization: We may use your information to tailor content that we think may be of interest to you. This could be in the form of personalized health articles, newsletters, advertising content, or new features. Your information helps us create content that is most relevant to you.
  4. Security: Maintaining the security of our services is paramount. We use your information to detect and prevent fraudulent transactions and other illegal activities, protect our rights and the rights of other users, and enforce our terms and conditions.
  5. Updates and Notifications: Based on the information collected, we may send you service-related updates and notifications. This could involve changes to our services, terms, or policies, or important administrative information.
  6. Data Analysis: We conduct analysis for business intelligence purposes and to help us improve and optimize our services. Your information can help us understand the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns, the usability of our platforms, and the demographics of our user base.
  7. Legal Obligations: In certain cases, we may be required to use or retain your personal data to comply with relevant laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, warrant, or other legal request, or to protect our rights.
  8. Opt-out and Control: Users have the right to control how their data is used for these purposes. If you do not wish for your information to be used in the ways described above, please follow the instructions provided in our “Your Rights and Choices” section.

Personalization of the content. In this section of the Privacy Policy, we explain how Goldman Wilhelm LLC uses the collected data to personalize content for users of Health Treatise and Mundane Health.

  1. Personalized User Experience: At Goldman Wilhelm LLC, we understand that every user has unique needs, preferences, and interests, especially in relation to health-related content. We strive to ensure that each visit to our websites is as relevant and beneficial to you as possible. The information you provide to us, along with data collected through your interactions with our websites, allow us to tailor the content you see, creating a personalized user experience.
  2. Customized Content: We use the information collected to better understand your interests, preferences, and behaviors. This includes the articles you read, the services you use, the comments you post, and other user activities on our sites. Based on these insights, we can deliver customized content, including articles, reports, newsletters, and advertisements, that aligns with your specific health interests and needs.
  3. Predictive Models: We may employ machine learning and predictive modeling techniques to analyze user data and predict your preferences and potential interests. These models help us in delivering more relevant content to you, enhancing your experience with our websites.
  4. Email and Other Communications: If you have opted to receive emails or other communications from us, we may personalize these messages based on your user profile and activity. This can range from sending you articles related to your health interests to alerting you of new services or features we believe may benefit you.
  5. Third-party Advertising: We may work with third-party advertising networks that use cookies and similar technologies to collect and analyze information about your activities on our and other websites to provide you with targeted advertising based on your interests. You can learn more about this in our section on “Cookies and Similar Technologies.”
  6. User Control: It is important to note that personalization is designed to enhance your user experience, but you have control over this. You can customize your account settings to control how your information is used for personalization, or opt-out entirely. More information about this is available in the “Your Rights and Choices” section of this policy.

Communication and marketing. This section of the Privacy Policy explains how Goldman Wilhelm LLC uses the collected data for communication and marketing purposes on behalf of its owned websites, Health Treatise and Mundane Health.

  1. Direct Communication: When you provide your contact information, such as email or phone number, to Goldman Wilhelm LLC, we may use this information to communicate directly with you. This might include sending you updates about new content, notifying you about changes in our services, responding to your inquiries or complaints, or discussing your account details.
  2. Marketing Communications: Subject to your consent where required by applicable law, we may use your contact details to send you marketing communications. These communications may include information about new services, features, special promotions, or events related to Health Treatise and Mundane Health.
  3. Personalized Marketing: We might use the information we gather about you to personalize our marketing messages. By understanding your preferences and habits, we can ensure that you receive marketing communication that is relevant and potentially beneficial to you.
  4. Opting Out: If at any point, you wish to stop receiving these marketing communications, you can follow the unsubscribe link included in our emails, or modify your account settings to opt out. Please note that even after you opt out of receiving marketing communications, you may still receive important transactional or service-related messages from us.
  5. Third-party Marketing: Occasionally, we may share anonymized or aggregate user information with third-party advertising partners for marketing purposes. These third parties may use this information to display advertisements that are tailored to your interests. This process is explained in more detail in our “Information Sharing and Disclosure” section.
  6. Push Notifications: We may send push notifications or alerts to your device to provide updates and other relevant messages. You can manage these notifications in the settings of your device.

Research and analytics. This part of the Privacy Policy elaborates on how Goldman Wilhelm LLC utilizes the data it collects through Health Treatise and Mundane Health for research and analytics purposes.

  1. Research Purposes: At Goldman Wilhelm LLC, we value knowledge and believe in its power to bring about positive changes. We may use the information we collect to conduct research, either ourselves or through trusted research partners. These research projects may be aimed at improving our services, understanding user behavior, advancing medical knowledge, or fostering innovation in the health and wellness sector. Any such research conducted will comply with relevant laws and ethical guidelines, ensuring the protection of your privacy.
  2. Data Analysis: We leverage various analytics tools to better understand the usage patterns of our users. These tools help us analyze the data we collect to determine trends, user preferences, the effectiveness of our services, and to identify areas for improvement.
  3. Improving User Experience: The insights gained from analyzing user data helps us enhance the user experience on Health Treatise and Mundane Health. By understanding the way users interact with our services, we can make necessary adjustments to our interface, content, and functionality to better cater to our users’ needs and expectations.
  4. Personalization: Data analytics also aid us in personalizing our services. We can tailor the content and features of Health Treatise and Mundane Health to meet the preferences of individual users or user groups, resulting in a more engaging and useful experience.
  5. Service Performance: We use analytics to monitor and improve the performance and reliability of our services. This includes identifying and resolving issues that may affect the usability or functionality of Health Treatise and Mundane Health.
  6. Third-Party Analytics: We may use third-party analytics services to assist in data analysis. These third-party services will only have access to anonymized or aggregate data, and any data shared with them will be handled in accordance with this privacy policy.
  7. Compliance with Laws and Regulations: Any data used for research and analytics purposes will be used in a manner that is consistent with all applicable laws and regulations. If the data is personally identifiable, it will be anonymized or pseudonymized wherever possible.

When We May Share Information With Third Parties

Overview of our stance on data sharing. In this section, we will clearly outline Goldman Wilhelm LLC’s stance regarding the sharing of data collected from our platforms, Health Treatise and Mundane Health.

  1. Protection of User Information: One of our primary commitments at Goldman Wilhelm LLC is to respect and safeguard the privacy of our users. As a general rule, we do not sell, trade, or rent your personal identification information to others. The personal data that we gather is used exclusively to enhance our services and deliver a personalized user experience.
  2. Internal Sharing: Within Goldman Wilhelm LLC, access to user data is restricted to a need-to-know basis. This includes employees and contractors who require this information to perform their job duties. Such individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be disciplined or terminated if they fail to meet these obligations.
  3. Third-Party Service Providers: We may employ third-party companies and individuals to facilitate our services, provide the services on our behalf, perform service-related tasks, or assist us in analyzing how our services are used. These third parties have access to your personal data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
  4. Legal Obligations and Law Enforcement: We may disclose your information if required by law, legal process, or if necessary to enforce our Terms of Service, protect our rights or property, ensure the safety and security of our users or the public, or prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with our services.
  5. Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures: In the event of a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, dissolution, reorganization, or similar transaction or proceeding, we may transfer or assign your information as part of that event.
  6. With Your Consent: Aside from the circumstances outlined above, we may share your information with third parties for additional purposes with your express consent.

Please note, we adopt suitable data collection, storage, and processing practices and implement security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information, and data stored on our sites.

Sharing with service providers. In the conduct of Goldman Wilhelm LLC’s operations, including the maintenance and enhancement of Health Treatise and Mundane Health, we may engage various service providers, consultants, and other third parties to assist us in fulfilling our mission to provide a high-quality, secure, and efficient service to our users. This section outlines our policy and practices concerning data sharing with such entities.

  1. Engagement of Service Providers: We engage reputable third-party service providers who offer particular expertise or capabilities that support our services. These providers include, but are not limited to, companies that assist us with technology, data analysis, research, customer service, marketing and advertising, logistics, and legal services.
  2. Data Sharing Practices: The types of user data we share with these service providers can vary, but it will always be in alignment with the purpose for which we engaged them. The shared information could range from aggregated and anonymized demographic data to specific personal information. This information sharing is essential for these service providers to perform their functions effectively.
  3. Limitations and Confidentiality: Our service providers are authorized to use your personal data only as necessary to provide these services to us. They are contractually obligated to keep your personal information confidential and secure, and they must comply with all applicable legal requirements pertaining to the use and disclosure of personal information.
  4. Data Security: We select service providers who implement robust security measures and who maintain a commitment to data privacy that aligns with our own. These measures are intended to protect your information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.
  5. Accountability: In the event of any mishandling or unauthorized use of user data by a service provider, we take immediate steps to address the incident. This can involve anything from rectifying the situation with the service provider to terminating our contract with them and taking legal action, if necessary.
  6. Review and Oversight: We conduct periodic reviews of our service providers to ensure they continue to maintain appropriate data privacy practices and comply with our contractual requirements and company policies.

Legal and law enforcement requirements. As a part of our commitment to maintain the privacy and security of your personal information, we adhere strictly to all applicable legal and regulatory standards. This section of our Privacy Policy outlines our approach to handling requests from law enforcement entities, as well as our procedures for complying with legal obligations.

  1. Legal Compliance: Goldman Wilhelm LLC, as the owner of Health Treatise and Mundane Health, is subject to various legal requirements. We are bound by all relevant privacy laws and regulations in the jurisdictions where we operate. This means that under certain circumstances, we may be required to disclose user information to comply with legal processes or requirements.
  2. Law Enforcement Requests: We may disclose your personal information if we are required to do so by law, such as in response to a court order or a subpoena. We may also disclose your personal information in response to a law enforcement agency’s request, or where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our terms of service, to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing our website and applicable laws, or as otherwise required or permitted by law or consistent with legal requirements.
  3. Conditions for Disclosure: When we are required to disclose information to legal authorities, we will do so only upon receipt of a request that complies with the legal standard of that jurisdiction. This could be a valid subpoena, court order, or similar legal mandate. We aim to respect user privacy to the greatest extent possible, even when faced with such requests.
  4. Procedure: In the event of a legal request for user data, we have a protocol in place to validate the request, ensure it complies with the law, and provide only the minimum necessary information. This includes ensuring the request is specific, relevant, and not overly broad or intrusive to the privacy of our users.
  5. Transparency and User Notification: Unless prohibited by law or court order, or if there is a clear indication of illegal conduct in connection with the use of our products or services, we endeavor to notify users before sharing their data, so they may seek protection from disclosure.
  6. Data Retention for Legal Processes: We may need to retain certain information for record-keeping purposes, to complete any transactions that you began prior to your request for a change or deletion, or for other purposes as required or permitted by law.

Business Transfers (Mergers and acquisitions). In the dynamic world of business, various types of corporate restructurings, including but not limited to mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures, are common occurrences. These activities may affect the control and ownership of your data. This section outlines the potential impacts on your privacy rights and how Goldman Wilhelm LLC handles such situations responsibly.

  1. Corporate Restructuring: In the event of a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, dissolution, reorganization, or similar event or proceeding, Goldman Wilhelm LLC may transfer or share your personal information with a third party involved in such process. If such an event occurs, we will strive to direct the transferee to use personal information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy.
  2. Change of Ownership: If Goldman Wilhelm LLC, or any of its properties, Health Treatise, or Mundane Health, are acquired by or merged with a third-party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information that we have collected from users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control event, including in the course of diligence.
  3. Continuity of Service: In such a scenario, your user information would likely be part of the assets transferred. Following the transaction, the privacy policies of the acquiring entity or successor company may govern the use and disclosure of your personal information.
  4. Notification: In the event of a significant business transaction, such as a merger, acquisition, or sale where there’s any change or intended change to the use of your personal information, we will notify you via email and/or a prominent notice on our website, of any change in ownership, incompatible new uses of your personal information, and choices you may have regarding your personal information.
  5. Commitment to Privacy: Goldman Wilhelm LLC is committed to ensuring that your privacy is respected and maintained during any business transfer process. All prospective partners in such transactions are vetted to ensure they adhere to high standards of data protection, and are under strict contractual obligations to maintain the security and confidentiality of your information.

Your privacy is of utmost importance to us, and we pledge to do everything within our power to ensure the continuity of our Privacy Policy and the protections it offers, even in the event of significant corporate changes. We hope that such transparency fosters trust and underlines our commitment to maintaining user privacy.

Third-Party Links and Services

Description of third-party links and services on the websites. As part of providing comprehensive health information and resources, Health Treatise and Mundane Health, both owned by Goldman Wilhelm LLC, may include or offer third-party products, services, or links on our websites. These third-party sites and services have separate and independent privacy policies and practices that govern their use.

  1. Third-Party Links: Health Treatise and Mundane Health may contain links to websites, applications, and services maintained by third parties, over which we have no control. Use of these links is at the user’s own risk. These links are provided for convenience only and do not constitute an endorsement of these third parties or the content, products, or services provided by these third parties.
  2. Third-Party Services: In order to enhance the functionality of Health Treatise and Mundane Health, we may partner with certain third-party service providers to deliver additional services such as news feeds, references, interactive tools, or advertisement displays.
  3. Data Collection by Third Parties: These third-party sites and services may collect their own set of information and use cookies or other technologies to collect information about you. Goldman Wilhelm LLC is not responsible for the privacy practices of third-party websites or services linked to or from our websites or for the privacy policies of any third-party advertisers or services integrated with our websites.
  4. Privacy Policies of Third Parties: We strongly recommend that you review the privacy policies of any third parties before providing them with any personal data. The inclusion of a link to a third-party website or service should not be understood as an endorsement. We cannot control and are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such third-party websites.
  5. Advertisements: We may allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our websites. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information during your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of interest to you.
  6. Commitment to Privacy: While Goldman Wilhelm LLC strives to protect your personal information, the security of information transmitted over the internet can never be guaranteed. Users are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of their personal information.

By using our websites, you acknowledge that Goldman Wilhelm LLC is not responsible for any third-party links, services, or representatives’ actions that access or use personal information. We encourage users to be vigilant and familiarize themselves with the privacy policies of any third-party websites or services they interact with via our platforms.

Disclaimer about third-party privacy practices. Goldman Wilhelm LLC, owner of Health Treatise and Mundane Health, would like to make it unequivocally clear that our commitment to privacy and data security does not extend beyond our own controlled websites, www.healthtreatise.com and www.mundanehealth.com. When you leave our websites via a link or are directed to a third-party website or application, you are no longer operating under this Privacy Policy or our Terms of Service.

  1. Third-Party Links and Services: Our websites may contain links to and integrations with third-party websites, services, or applications. These third parties may collect, use, or disclose your personal information in different ways and they are not controlled by Goldman Wilhelm LLC. We bear no responsibility or liability for these independent policies or actions, and we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those third-party websites or services.
  2. Use of Third-Party Sites: You acknowledge and accept that we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of third-party sites. When accessing third-party websites, we advise you to be cautious and to read the privacy policies of each and every website and service you visit, especially if you are asked to provide personal information.
  3. Data Security on Third-Party Sites: Please be aware that no data security measures can guarantee 100% security. Therefore, we cannot warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from third-party services, and you use these services at your own risk.
  4. Compliance of Third-Parties: We make no representations or warranties as to how third parties comply with their privacy and security obligations. We are not responsible for the data collection, use, disclosure, or security policies or practices of other organizations, such as any third-party social media platform, third-party plugins, or other third-party services, even if you access them through our Services.
  5. Advertisements: The advertisements you see when visiting our websites are served by or on behalf of Goldman Wilhelm LLC. However, we may allow third parties to collect information about your online activities through cookies and other technologies. These third parties include (1) business partners, who collect information when you view or interact with one of their advertisements on our sites; and (2) advertising networks, who collect information about your interests when you view or interact with one of their advertisements.
  6. Release of Liability: By using our websites, you hereby release Goldman Wilhelm LLC from any and all claims, liabilities, responsibilities, and damages arising from your use of or interaction with third-party websites or services.

In essence, while we commit to uphold the best practices in terms of data privacy and security, we hold no responsibility for data management and privacy practices on third-party websites, applications, and services linked through our platform. We strongly encourage our users to familiarize themselves with the privacy policies of these third parties to understand how they handle personal information.

Cookies and Tracking Technologies

Explanation of cookies and other tracking technologies used. This section provides an understanding of the different types of Cookies and tracking technologies that Health Treatise and Mundane Health may use on their websites (www.healthtreatise.com and www.mundanehealth.com), both of which are owned and operated by Goldman Wilhelm LLC. Our use of these technologies adheres to legal and ethical guidelines and is solely intended to improve our services, enhance your user experience, and ensure your interaction with our websites is secure and efficient.

  1. Cookies: Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are used by the websites to save your preferences (such as login, language, and other display preferences) over a certain period, so you don’t have to re-enter them each time you visit our sites or browse from one page to another.
  2. Session Cookies: These are temporary cookies that expire (and are automatically erased) whenever you close your browser. We use session cookies to grant access to content and to enable commenting (things you have to do when you log in with your credentials).
  3. Persistent Cookies: These usually have an expiration date and so they stay in your browser until they expire, or until you manually delete them. We use persistent cookies for functionalities like remembering login details, which makes it possible for registered users to return to the site without having to log in.
  4. First-Party Cookies: These are issued from the site you have accessed. They often serve to give memory to the site about your data and preferences.
  5. Third-Party Cookies: These are cookies that are set by a website other than the one you are currently on. This could be the case when there is an embed, like YouTube videos or Flickr images, inside the website you are looking at.
  6. Web Beacons (also known as “clear gifs,” “web bugs,” or “pixel tags”): “Web Beacons” are tiny graphics with a unique identifier that may be included on our sites for several purposes, including to deliver or communicate with Cookies, to track and measure the performance of our websites, to monitor how many visitors view our websites, and to monitor the effectiveness of our advertising.
  7. Flash Cookies (also known as Local Shared Objects or “LSOs”): We may use Flash Cookies in certain situations where we use Flash to provide some content such as video clips or animation.
  8. Log Files: Log files are files that record events that occur in connection with your use of the Internet, including your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, referring/exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with links on the Services, domain names, landing pages, and pages viewed.
  9. Software Development Kits (“SDKs”): We may use third parties, including our business partners and service providers, who use mobile SDKs to collect information and events related to our app.
  10. Cross-Device Tracking: Your browsing activity may be tracked across different websites and different devices or apps. For example, we may attempt to match your browsing activity on your mobile device with your browsing activity on your laptop.

Please be aware that you can manage Cookies by following the instructions provided by your browser to delete existing Cookies and disable future ones. Note that if you set your browser to disable Cookies, you may not be able to access certain parts of our sites and other parts of our sites may not work properly.

We recognize the importance of your online privacy. This is why we strictly adhere to the applicable laws and industry best practices regarding the use of Cookies and other tracking technologies.

How users can control cookies. As a user of Health Treatise and Mundane Health, you have the right and ability to control the use of cookies when you access our websites (www.healthtreatise.com and www.mundanehealth.com), which are owned and managed by Goldman Wilhelm LLC. Below, we provide a detailed explanation on how you can exercise this control. It’s important to remember, however, that disabling certain cookies may impact your user experience on our websites.

1. Browser Settings: Most web browsers allow you to control cookies through their settings preferences. However, if you limit the ability of websites to set cookies, you may impair your overall user experience, as it will no longer be personalized to you. It may also stop you from saving customized settings like login information. Here’s how you can control cookies in various browsers:

  • Google Chrome: In the settings menu, click ‘Show advanced settings’ at the bottom of the page, open the ‘Privacy’ submenu, and select ‘Content settings’. Here you can choose how cookies are handled.
  • Mozilla Firefox: Click the menu button and select ‘Options’. Select the ‘Privacy & Security’ panel and go to the ‘History’ section. In the drop-down menu next to ‘Firefox will’, choose ‘Use custom settings for history’. Check mark ‘Accept cookies from websites’ to enable cookies, and uncheck it to disable them.
  • Internet Explorer: On the start screen, tap or click ‘Internet Explorer’ to open Internet Explorer. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap ‘Settings’. (If you’re using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, and then click ‘Settings’.) Tap or click ‘Options’, and under ‘History’, click ‘Select’. Select the ‘Cookies’ check box, and then click ‘Delete’.
  • Safari (OS X): Choose Safari > Preferences, click ‘Privacy’, then do any of the following: Change which cookies and website data are accepted: Select a “Cookies and website data” option.
  • Safari (iOS): Go to ‘Settings’ > ‘Safari’ > ‘Block All Cookies’.

2. Disabling Third-Party Cookies: Third-party cookies are set by companies that are not the website you are visiting. These cookies can be used for tracking, marketing, and advertising purposes. Disabling third-party cookies can prevent tracking across multiple sites, but may also prevent personalized experiences on the websites you visit.

3. Opt-Out Tools: Several organizations offer tools that can help you make decisions about your cookie preferences, such as the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) and the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA).

4. Do Not Track Signals: Some browsers give you the option to send a ‘Do Not Track’ signal to websites you visit, indicating that you do not wish to be tracked. However, many websites will not respond to this signal.

5. Flash Cookies: To manage “flash cookies” please click here: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html

6. Social Networks: If you share content from our websites through social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter, these networks may send cookies. We do not control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third-party website for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

It’s crucial to understand that if you disable cookies, certain functionalities on our websites may not work properly, since our sites use cookies for numerous functions like remembering your login details and your language preferences.

Our commitment is to respect your privacy and choice when it comes to cookies. If you have any questions or concerns about our use of cookies, please contact us.

Your Rights and Choices

Overview of user rights and how users can exercise them. At Health Treatise and Mundane Health, our goal is to offer transparency and respect to our users when it comes to the processing of their personal data. This section of our Privacy Policy, owned by Goldman Wilhelm LLC, provides a detailed explanation about the rights you possess as a user, in accordance with applicable data protection laws, and how you can exercise these rights.

1. Right to Access: You have the right to request a copy of the personal data we hold about you. This includes information about how this data is used, who it is disclosed to, and how long it will be stored. We will provide this information in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.

2. Right to Rectification: If you believe that any of the personal data we hold about you is incorrect or incomplete, you can request that it be corrected or supplemented. We will respond to your request as quickly as possible and, in any event, within one month.

3. Right to Erasure (Right to be Forgotten): In certain circumstances, you have the right to have your personal data erased. This might be the case if the data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected, or if the data has been processed unlawfully.

4. Right to Restriction of Processing: If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data, you can ask us to restrict the processing of your data until we have verified its accuracy. This also applies if you believe our processing of your data is unlawful.

5. Right to Object: You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes. You can also object to processing for reasons related to your specific situation, if the processing is based on our legitimate interests.

6. Right to Data Portability: You have the right to obtain and reuse your personal data for your own purposes across different services. This allows you to move, copy or transfer personal data easily from one IT environment to another in a safe and secure way.

7. Right to Withdraw Consent: If we have collected and processed your personal data with your consent, you can withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal.

To exercise these rights, you can submit a request via email or the contact form on our websites. You will need to provide sufficient information for us to verify your identity and locate your data, and we may request additional information to ensure we are releasing data to the correct person.

We aim to respond to requests within one month, but if your request is complex, we may require additional time, up to two months. We will inform you if this is the case.

Please note, in some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal data, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why. For example, we may need to retain certain information for legal or administrative purposes, such as record keeping, maintaining fraud prevention measures, or ensuring the security of our systems.

Our commitment is to respect and uphold your rights in relation to your personal data. If you have any questions or concerns about exercising these rights, please contact us.

California Privacy Rights

Rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). In compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), we extend the following rights to California residents. These rights apply to the personal information we collect from California residents, whether they are consumers of our services or visitors to our websites, Health Treatise (www.healthtreatise.com) and Mundane Health (www.mundanehealth.com), owned by Goldman Wilhelm LLC.

1. Right to Know About Personal Information Collected, Disclosed or Sold: You have the right to request that we disclose what personal information we collect, use, disclose, and sell. To exercise this right, you can submit a verifiable consumer request to us by either:

  • Sending an email to our designated CCPA email address
  • Using our online request form available on our websites

2. Right to Request Deletion of Personal Information: You have the right to request the deletion of your personal information collected or maintained by us. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will delete (and direct our service providers to delete) your personal information from our records, unless an exception applies.

3. Right to Non-Discrimination for the Exercise of a Consumer’s Privacy Rights: You have the right not to receive discriminatory treatment by us for the exercise of the privacy rights conferred by the CCPA.

4. Right to Opt-Out of the Sale of Personal Information: If we sell your personal information, you have the right to opt-out of the sale of your personal information. If you exercise your right to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, we will respect your decision and will not sell your personal information unless you subsequently provide express authorization for the sale of your personal information.

To exercise any of these rights, please submit a verifiable consumer request to us by either calling us or emailing us at our designated CCPA email address. Only you, or a person registered with the California Secretary of State that you authorize to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your personal information.

You may only make a verifiable consumer request for access or data portability twice within a 12-month period. The verifiable consumer request must:

  • Provide sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify you are the person about whom we collected personal information or an authorized representative.
  • Describe your request with enough detail that allows us to properly understand, evaluate, and respond to it.

We cannot respond to your request or provide you with personal information if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the personal information relates to you. We will only use personal information provided in a verifiable consumer request to verify the requestor’s identity or authority to make the request.

Colorado Privacy Rights

Rights under the Colorado Privacy Act (CPA). As of July 1, 2023, the Colorado Privacy Act (“CPA”) confers several privacy rights on Colorado residents. In accordance with the CPA, we extend these rights to our users from Colorado, regardless of whether they use our services or visit our websites, Health Treatise (www.healthtreatise.com) and Mundane Health (www.mundanehealth.com), owned by Goldman Wilhelm LLC.

1. Right to Opt-Out: You have the right to opt out of the processing of your personal data for targeted advertising, the sale of personal data, or profiling in furtherance of decisions that produce legal or similarly significant effects concerning you.

2. Right of Access: You have the right to access the personal data we hold about you, free of charge, including confirmation about whether your personal data is being processed and a copy of your personal data.

3. Right to Data Portability: You have the right to receive your personal data in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format, to the extent it is technically feasible.

4. Right to Correction: If your personal data is inaccurate, you have the right to request that we correct such data.

5. Right to Deletion: Subject to certain exceptions, you have the right to request that we delete your personal data.

6. Right to Data Minimization and Duty of Care: We commit to limit the collection of personal data to what is reasonably necessary in relation to the purposes for which the data are processed. We further pledge to exercise reasonable care in the treatment and securing of your personal data.

To exercise any of your rights under the CPA, please submit a verifiable consumer request to us by either calling us or emailing us at our designated CPA email address. Only you, or someone legally authorized to act on your behalf, may make a request related to your personal data.

The request must provide enough information for us to verify your identity or authority to make the request, and to understand, evaluate, and respond to it. We cannot respond to your request or provide you with personal data if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the personal data relates to you. We will use personal data provided in a verifiable consumer request solely to verify the requestor’s identity or authority to make the request.

Virginia Privacy Rights

Rights under the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA). Under the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA), users who are residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia are granted certain rights and protections with regards to their personal data. The CDPA defines personal data as any information that is linked or reasonably linkable to an identified or identifiable natural person. It does not apply to de-identified data or publicly available information. Please note the following rights under CDPA:

Right to access: Users have the right to access their personal data that Goldman Wilhelm LLC collects and processes. They can request a copy of their personal data held by us.

Right to correct: Users have the right to request corrections to inaccurate or incomplete personal data held by Goldman Wilhelm LLC.

Right to delete: Users can ask Goldman Wilhelm LLC to delete their personal data, subject to certain exceptions defined in the law.

Right to data portability: Users have the right to receive their personal data in a portable and readily usable format that allows them to transmit the data to another entity without hindrance.

Right to opt out: Users have the right to opt out of the processing of their personal data for purposes of (i) targeted advertising, (ii) the sale of personal data, or (iii) profiling in furtherance of decisions that produce legal or similarly significant effects concerning the consumer.

Goldman Wilhelm LLC is committed to honoring these rights. If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us using the information provided in the “Contact Us” section of our privacy policy. We may need to verify your identity before processing your request, which may require additional information from you.

Please note that we may not have to comply with your request under certain circumstances as specified under the CDPA, such as when your request is manifestly unfounded or excessive. If we determine that your request will not be met fully, we will explain our reasons for this decision.

You will not be discriminated against for exercising your rights under the CDPA. This includes, but is not limited to, denying goods or services to you, charging you different prices or rates for goods or services, providing a different level of quality of goods or services to you, or suggesting that you will receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.

Please note that we may use the information you provide us in your request solely for the purposes of verifying your request.

This section of our Privacy Policy is subject to updates and changes. We encourage our users to periodically review our Privacy Policy for the latest information on our privacy practices.

Please consult a legal professional if you have any questions about your rights under the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act.

Data Security

Measures taken to secure user data. Goldman Wilhelm LLC understands the importance of maintaining the security and integrity of the data entrusted to us by our users. We implement a variety of security measures to safeguard your personal data and protect it from unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction. Below, we provide an overview of the primary security measures implemented across our platforms, Health Treatise and Mundane Health.

Encryption: We employ industry-standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving consumer data exchanged with our websites. We use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, which encrypts all information users input before it is sent to us to ensure that the information is kept secure.

Secure Storage: Personal data collected is stored on secure servers and systems which are designed to prevent unauthorized access. Access to these servers is strictly limited to authorized personnel who have been trained to respect user privacy and keep user data secure.

Regular Audits and Inspections: We routinely conduct security audits and inspections of our digital infrastructure to ensure there are no vulnerabilities that could be exploited. This includes routine checks, penetration testing, and updating security systems regularly to keep abreast of the latest threats.

Employee Training: All of our employees are regularly trained on our data privacy policies and procedures. Access to personal data is limited to those employees who require this data to perform their job functions.

Data Minimization: We follow the principle of data minimization, meaning we only collect and process the personal data that is necessary for the purposes for which it is collected. This lessens the amount of data that could be potentially exposed in the event of a breach.

Data Breach Procedures: In the unlikely event of a data breach, we have procedures in place to promptly notify the affected users and take necessary steps to minimize the impact of the breach. We comply with all relevant laws and regulations pertaining to data breach notifications.

Despite these measures, no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

We encourage our users to also take steps to protect themselves online. This includes keeping all account passwords confidential and taking steps to prevent unauthorized access to their devices.

This section of our Privacy Policy is subject to updates and changes. We encourage our users to periodically review our Privacy Policy for the latest information on our security practices. If you have any questions about the security of your personal data, please contact us using the information provided in the “Contact Us” section of our privacy policy.

Disclaimer of absolute security.  Goldman Wilhelm LLC, in line with our commitment to transparency and integrity, underscores the fact that no system or security measures can fully eliminate all risks or guarantee absolute security in the face of advancing technology and evolving threats in the digital environment. While we prioritize and continuously work to enhance the security of our platforms, Health Treatise and Mundane Health, we cannot guarantee that the data you provide to us will be absolutely secure from unauthorized access during transmission or storage.

Despite our rigorous application of industry-standard security measures such as encryption, secure storage, regular audits, and inspections, employee training, data minimization, and established data breach procedures, the inherent vulnerabilities of online platforms and the persistent efforts of cybercriminals create a risk environment where absolute security cannot be guaranteed.

It’s important to note that email, which is used for communication with users, is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. Consequently, we request that you do not send sensitive or private information to us via email.

We also encourage users to play an active role in maintaining the security of their personal data. This includes using complex passwords, updating passwords regularly, avoiding the use of the same password across multiple platforms, keeping software up-to-date on your devices, and not disclosing sensitive personal information unless necessary.

In the event of any perceived security breach or irregularities in your account, we urge you to notify us immediately, so we can take prompt action. We are committed to investigating any reported security concerns and taking appropriate actions to address them.

This disclaimer of absolute security is not intended to disclaim any warranty or contractual obligation that we might have under applicable laws or regulations. Our intention is to set clear expectations about our capabilities and limitations concerning the security of user data and to encourage users to take proactive steps to protect their personal information.

We will continue to update our security measures and this Privacy Policy in line with technological advancements and legal requirements. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect.

Your use of our websites and services, and any disputes arising from them, is subject to this Privacy Policy as well as our Terms of Use and its limitation on damages and resolution of disputes. The Terms of Use are incorporated by reference into this Privacy Policy.

Data Retention

How long user data is kept. Goldman Wilhelm LLC, owning Health Treatise and Mundane Health, has established data retention policies that are designed to help ensure we comply with legal obligations and meet customers’ expectations. We strive to only store your personal information for as long as it is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which we collected the information or to meet legal, accounting, or reporting obligations.

The period for which we will keep your personal information will depend on the type of information and the purposes for which we use it. We will not keep your personal information for longer than is necessary for our business purposes or for legal requirements.

For instance, if you have an account with Health Treatise or Mundane Health, we will store your account information for as long as your account remains open, and for a reasonable period afterwards in case you decide to re-activate our services.

Additionally, we may retain certain data for a period of time as necessary to meet our legal obligations or to resolve disputes, enforce our agreements, and comply with our contractual obligations. Data may be archived as part of our ordinary business continuity procedures and general record keeping.

For users who have opted into marketing communications, we may store your contact details for as long as we have your consent to send you marketing. On the other hand, certain transactional details and correspondence may be retained until the time limit for claims in respect of the transaction has expired or it is no longer needed for investigative or evidential purposes.

We conduct regular reviews of the personal data we hold online and in our databases, and delete data that is no longer necessary for us to hold for the purposes listed above, in accordance with our data retention and deletion policies.

Lastly, when we decide to dispose of personal data, we do so in a secure and controlled manner consistent with current industry standards to prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access to the information during this process.

Please note that this retention policy may be subject to change in line with legal, regulatory developments or the operational requirements of our business. Any changes will be reflected in updates to our Privacy Policy.

International Data Transfers

Data transfer practices for users outside of the United States. As Health Treatise and Mundane Health, owned by Goldman Wilhelm LLC, operate globally, it is necessary to transfer your personal information across international borders. For users accessing our services outside of the United States, please be aware that information we collect, including personal data, may be transferred to, processed, and stored in the United States or other countries where our servers reside.

We have implemented data transfer solutions to ensure that your personal data is transferred with appropriate care and safeguards. We use several legal mechanisms to securely transfer data across borders. These mechanisms are designed to help ensure your rights and protections travel with your data and allow law enforcement the ability to access data where legally permissible.

When transferring personal data from the European Union, the European Economic Area, and Switzerland, we adhere to standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission. These clauses are contractual commitments between companies transferring personal data, binding them to protect the privacy and security of the data.

Moreover, we ensure that the recipients of your data are located in a country deemed to provide an adequate level of protection for personal data by the European Commission, or we use specific contracts approved by the European Commission which give personal data the same protection it has in Europe, also known as EU Model Clauses.

In the case of transfers from the United Kingdom post-Brexit, we will continue to comply with all applicable requirements and will update our practices as necessary to ensure compliance with new UK-EU legal frameworks.

For users in other jurisdictions, we will comply with applicable local laws regarding data transfer outside of your home country. We endeavor to take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your personal data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Please be aware that the privacy laws and standards in certain countries, including the rights of authorities to access your personal information, may differ from those that apply in the country in which you reside. By providing us with your personal information, you consent to the transfer of your personal information to these countries.

Goldman Wilhelm LLC is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected and will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is treated securely when it is transferred internationally. If you have any questions about this aspect of our privacy policy, please contact us at privacy@healthtreatise.com.

Children’s Privacy

Statement on the collection of children’s data. Goldman Wilhelm LLC, along with its owned websites Health Treatise and Mundane Health, is committed to protecting the privacy of children. Our services are not designed or intended to attract, and are not directed to, children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from any person we know is under the age of 13.

In accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), we do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to use our services. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible.

If you are under the age of 13, please do not attempt to register for our services or send any personal information about yourself to us. If we discover that a child under the age of 13 has provided us with personal information, we will promptly take steps to delete such information. If you believe that a child under the age of 13 may have provided us personal information, please contact us immediately at privacy@healthtreatise.com.

In the event that we choose to offer a specific program or service that would require us to collect personal information from children under the age of 13, we will first obtain verifiable parental consent in accordance with COPPA. Parents and legal guardians will have the option to consent to the collection and use of their child’s personal information without consenting to the disclosure of that information to certain third parties.

Parents and legal guardians have the right to request access to or delete their child’s personal information from our databases, as well as to refuse further collection or use of their child’s information. To make such a request, please contact us at privacy@healthtreatise.com.

We encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children and to participate in their online activities. Our commitment to the protection of children extends beyond legal compliance and into a dedication to fostering a safe and healthy online environment for all of our users.

COPPA compliance statement. Goldman Wilhelm LLC, and its associated websites Health Treatise and Mundane Health, uphold strict adherence to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). We take our responsibilities under COPPA very seriously and commit to fully complying with all of its provisions.

COPPA was enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1998 to protect children’s online privacy and limit the ways in which personal information can be collected from individuals under the age of 13. To fulfill the requirements of COPPA, we have put several measures in place:

  1. Age Verification: We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to use our services without verified parental consent. During the registration process, we require users to verify their age to prevent underage users from providing us with their personal information.
  2. Parental Consent: In cases where we identify that a user is under the age of 13, we require verifiable parental consent before any personal information is collected, used, or disclosed. Parents or guardians are given the option to agree to the collection and use of their child’s information but can refuse to allow any disclosure to third parties.
  3. Access to Information: We provide parents and legal guardians with the ability to review their child’s personal information, direct us to delete it, and refuse to allow any further collection or use of the child’s information.
  4. Data Retention and Deletion: If we learn of any personal information we have collected from a child under 13 without verifiable parental consent, we will delete that information promptly. We also have a protocol in place for retaining personal data only as long as necessary for fulfilling the purposes for which they were collected.

This COPPA Compliance Statement underscores our commitment to the privacy and safety of young users. We encourage parents and guardians to monitor their children’s online usage and to help enforce our Privacy Policy by instructing their children never to provide personal information through our Services without their permission.

In case of any queries or concerns regarding our COPPA Compliance, please feel free to contact us at privacy@healthtreatise.com.

Changes to this Policy

Notification of changes to the policy. We at Goldman Wilhelm LLC, and our affiliated websites Health Treatise and Mundane Health, are continuously working to improve our services to best serve your needs. As our services evolve, we may need to update this Privacy Policy to keep pace with changes in our websites, our business, and laws applicable to us and you. We, therefore, reserve the right to revise and update this Privacy Policy at any time without prior notice.

When we update our Privacy Policy, we will post the new policy on our websites and change the effective date at the top of the policy. If we make changes to the policy that might significantly affect our practices around the processing of personal information (for example, substantial changes in how we collect or use your personal data), we will endeavor to provide a more prominent notice, which could include, for example, email notification or a pop-up announcement on our websites.

Please note that it is your responsibility to review this Privacy Policy periodically to familiarize yourself with any changes. Your continued use of our websites following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy will signify your acceptance of those changes.

If you disagree with any changes to this Privacy Policy and do not wish your information to be subject to it, you will need to stop using our websites and deactivate your account(s) with us. Please note, however, that any information we collected from you before changes were made will be used in the manner described in the version of the Privacy Policy that was in effect at the time we collected that information unless we receive your consent to handle that information differently.

For questions or concerns about these changes, please reach out to our designated contact person at privacy@healthtreatise.com. We value your privacy and aim to maintain transparency in how we collect, use, and share your personal information.

Contact Us

Contact information for privacy-related inquiries. If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or our data handling practices, or if you want to report any security vulnerabilities or issues, you are encouraged to contact us directly. We appreciate your feedback and will respond to your inquiries in a timely manner. Below, you will find the necessary contact information for privacy-related inquiries:

Privacy Officer Contact

Privacy Officer, Health Treatise Address: 4550 N CLARENDON AVENUE, CHICAGO IL 60640, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Phone: 224-999-1045

Please note that we are committed to working with you to obtain a fair resolution of any complaint or concern about privacy. If, however, you believe that we have not been able to assist with your complaint or concern, you have the right to make a complaint to the data protection authority of your country of residence.